Hey all, I wanted to put down a list and get others' input on things that would be nice to craft for various environments. Let me know anything that should be added. Things could be any object, terrain feature, natural obstacle, or even something bizarre but fits the theme/environment. As I have time, I will add links to the various methods corresponding to the object and we can all use this thread as a resource. Also, if you think of other environments, let me know if you want it added. I only do fantasy, but if people list Sci-Fi or whatever, I'll happily add it.
Post by onewiththeforce420 on Oct 5, 2016 7:22:59 GMT
New to the boards and starting out , What dimensions should these items usually be if we're listing them all out, I am also wondering what sizes/lengths should I have for a set of walls and how many of each for a decent dungeon.
Been away from a computer for nearly a month so this is a belated response. This is info that was either provided in the originator's posts or that I got by counting what was in the vids. I summarized it for my use, so I am just going to give the lists, without looking for the links that I would ordinarily include.
For 2.5D NEXT, which is just walls and accessories, not tiles. Wall count from DM Scotty's video: 1x1: 3 or 4 2-square long: 8 or 9 3-square long: 10 to 12 6-square long: about 20 12-square long: about 3 You'll want some doors and other accessories, too, and the cave wall segments if you are doing caves.
DnDPaladin suggested: basics for me are these... - dungeon set... --- Walls (12 inch, 6 inch, 3 inch, 1 inch) about 4-6 of them all --- stalagmites (about 6-10) --- Rocks (same as stalagmites) --- Rough terrain (4-6 as well) - Wilderness set... --- Trees (8-10 different sizes.) --- Roads (alternatives but i can see it as necessary) --- Bushes (about 6-10) --- Rough terrain same as dungeon set but with natural stuff instead. - Other Stuff --- Doors (wooden, stones, secrets, portcullis) about 4 each should be enough --- Light sources (braziers, torches on stands) again 4 of each.
My tile count seems to be elsewhere - I'll look for it.
What to use for bases if you aren't using tiles: large piece of felt, large piece of vinyl "fabric", painted foam mats [see DM Scotty's 2.5D Next videos], mat made by painting heavy canvas [see Jennifer's posts on this forum], fabric mottled green or brown or sandy from quilting cotton section of JoAnns [just cut it to the size you want - you don't have to hem it if you don't have a sewing machine], or the most elaborate war-game terrain bases you can come up with!
I wouldn't just set up on a bare dining table unless you and your housemates don't care what the table surface ends up looking like.
TheDMG's suggestions on tiles:
corner, 2x2: 6 2-sided hallway, 2x2: 4 1-sided , 2x2: 10 field, 2x2: 3 [these are tiles with no walls at all] corner, 4x4: 2 1-sided, 4x2: 2 1-sided 6x2: 2 1-sided, 8x2: 1 2-sided, 4x2: 5 2-sided, 6x2: 6 2-sided, 8x2: 2 2-sided, 10x2: 1 corner with hall, two 2x2 halls: 7 T-junction, four 2x2 units: 2 intersection, 4-way, five 2x2 units: 1 room, right-hand door, 4x4: 3 room, left-hand door, 4x4: 3 room, 6x4 4: 1 each of lower left, lower right, upper left, upper right doors [NOTE: if you use over-the wall doors, you don't need to vary where the door is] room, 6x6, center door: 1 room 6x6, lower right door: 1 room, 8x6, door in each short side: 1 room, 8x8, 2 doors offset in opposite walls: 1
erho: I will once again rise above Lurker status if I ever get back to painting, Real life work transitions... Adulting
Jan 31, 2020 16:23:29 GMT
factoriatabletop: sgtslag...oh man! you are right about it...
Mar 3, 2020 10:13:15 GMT
Draklith: Hey everyone just a quick stop by to see if anyone is still here, hope everyone is doing ok
May 26, 2020 18:27:20 GMT
sgtslag: This forum seems to be slowing down. I hope everyone is still crafting, safely! I will be here until they turn off the power... Cheers!
May 27, 2020 13:46:43 GMT
factoriatabletop: maybe we should try to make a contest here, between us
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:08 GMT
factoriatabletop: no prizes, just proud....dont know, anyone else?
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:40 GMT
sgtslag: Still unpacking after moving in October... Too much stuff, crafting materials are mostly still in boxes. Weekends are busy with life, so little progress made. Getting the urge to push through, though, soon. I have several projects waiting...
Jun 2, 2020 20:14:39 GMT
erho: Yeah I'm down for a painting contect
Jun 8, 2020 14:28:59 GMT
sgtslag: Started working on making hills, which match my Tee-Time carpet I use for my "grass mat," on my gaming table, for big battles. Got two long chunks of open-cell foam, from a friend. Used my Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter to make terrain hills out of them.
Jul 26, 2020 20:12:40 GMT
sgtslag: Came up with around 80 hills. Covering them with the same carpet, from scraps. They will match the tabletop, perfectly. Contact Cement, is my friend. Will post on it, when I get the pictures uploaded. Some prototypes done, as proof-of-concept...
Jul 26, 2020 20:14:06 GMT
randywest: does anyone know more manufacturers for 1/72 fantasy minis besides Dark Alliance, Caesar and Elhiem?
Sept 14, 2020 14:16:19 GMT
sgtslag: 50 Hills completed, 24 left to cover the sides on. Hoping to finish this project within the week. Then I'll post a build description. For war gaming, but it can cross over to RPG sessions... They match the ground 'cloth', perfectly.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:09 GMT
sgtslag: Sorry, randywest, the listed makers are the only ones I know.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:34 GMT
sgtslag: Ran out of Hot Glue, with only five hills left to add a skirt to the sides of. Wal-Mart closes at 8:00 PM, thanks to COVID. GRRRrrr! Another 30 minutes of work, and I would have been done: ~77 hills, modular, perfectly matching my table's ground cloth!
Sept 23, 2020 2:50:39 GMT
sgtslag: Will post a write-up soon, or after next week's vacation. Cheers!
Sept 23, 2020 2:51:57 GMT
sgtslag: Hoping to acquire a Chop Saw within the next two weeks. Then I will cut up MDF into triangles, to form the skeleton of my d20 fantasy world globe... Posting will follow, with how-to guide. Cheers!
May 11, 2021 22:57:40 GMT
erho: I have a confession: I havnt painted a thing in months because I got a new guitar(#8!) but now that May "Megadeth month" is over I have a repaired airbrush and a early 90's Ral Partha Amethyst dragon on the table... pics to come soon!
Jun 11, 2021 17:49:58 GMT
margaret: too bad you can't post your music here =). Hadn't seen that dragon - looks like it came out when all my cash was going to raising kids. Looking forward to seeing your paint choices!
Jun 12, 2021 2:41:42 GMT